This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is attributed to a slave whose works were later collected by a 14th-century monk:
"The things brought by ill fortune, taking advantage of the feebleness of those brought by good fortune, pursued them closely"
* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to email@example.com The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is December 18. The winner of last week's competition, who identified Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is Vanessa McGrenery of Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire.
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